Rich Arenschieldt

Rich Arenschieldt

Rich has written for OutSmart for more than 25 years, chronicling various events impacting Houston’s queer community. His areas of interest and influence include all aspects of HIV treatment and education as well as the milieu of creative endeavors Houston affords its citizenry, including the performing, visual and fine arts. Rich loves interviewing and discovering people, be they living, or, in his capacity as a member of the Society of Professional Obituary Writers, deceased.
Front Page News

Remembering Patricia “Trish” Frye

A beloved music teacher and quiet presence in the fight for transgender acceptance.

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Arts & Entertainment

Celebrating an Immigrant Family’s Legacy

J.C. Salazar’s Of Dreams and Thorns tells the story of a Mexican immigrant family in Houston’s Eastside neighborhood.

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COVID-19 Coverage

Remembering Viviana Coketa

The trailblazing transgender Latina activist and bar owner helped her community thrive.

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COVID-19 Coverage

Social-Justice Champion

Rev. Vickey Gibbs’ ministry was marked by grace, patience, and action.

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Features

Tireless Trouper

Versatile musician Marsha Carlton spent decades providing entertainment in Montrose bars.

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Arts & Entertainment

A Tale of Gay Bookstores Past

LGBTQ Houstonians recall their historic local ventures.

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Art

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet performs in Houston Sept. 27–29

World’s busiest pianist will play Gershwin with the Houston Symphony.

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Arts & Entertainment

David Koz Brings Tour to The Woodlands

Openly gay saxophonist talks coming out journey prior to Texas appearance.

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Arts & Entertainment

A 40th Anniversary Celebration

Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston commemorates four decades of music and Pride.

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Arts & Entertainment

The Prodigal Prodigies Return

Texas Music Festival’s 30th-anniversary lineup.

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